Friendly Staff. Beautiful Smiles. Welcoming Environment.

We would like to welcome you to our office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care.

Throughout our website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, procedures we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options.

Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!

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Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Max Motley, DDS

    Dr. Motley graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas in 1980. Prior to studying at Dental School, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Motley has been practicing in Garland for 40 years 

    Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Motley has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Along with a son, Matthew and daughter Lauren, Dr. Motley has four grandchildren.

    Celebrating 40 years of service! 

  • Casey Merritt
    - Office Manager/Dental Assistant

    Has been with us for over 20 years.

  • Martha Sanchez
    - Dental Assistant

    Has been with us for 2 years.

  • Shelley Dillon
    - Front Office/Receptionist

    Has been with us for 3 years.

  • Donita Daniel
    - Billing Specialist

    Has been in the dental field for over 29 years.

  • Jennifer Spataro
    - Dental Hygienist

    Superstar hygienist gently cleaning teeth for over  18 years! 

Featured Articles

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  • Veneers

    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, ...

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  • Fillings

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, ...

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  • Introduction

    Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health? This section is dedicated ...

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  • Oral Piercing

    Oral piercings (usually in the tongue or around the lips) have quickly become a popular trend in today’s society.  With this popular trend, it is important to realize that sometimes even precautions taken during the installation of the piercing jewelry are not enough to stave off harmful, long-term ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small ...

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  • Medications

    Some dental procedures, such as tooth extractions and oral surgery, may call for our office to prescribe medications before or after a procedure. These medications are used to prevent or fight an infection, or to relieve any post-operative discomfort and pain. For these reasons, it is extremely important ...

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    Have been a patient for years and was having pain on left back side, could not exactly tell which tooth pain was coming from. I have a crown and fillings in that area, so could have needed another crown or worse a root canal. Now a lot of dentists would have gone ahead and probably done some very expensive dental work! But Dr. Max suggested we give little more time and make sure the pain wasn't coming from possible sinus pressure. And that's exactly what it was, all my pain went away in a few days! Happy I have a great and honest dentist!

    - Bonnie J.

    I have had three root canals done before, and every time the Doctor says "root canal" Like most of us we get a little frightened, The three that I had done before there was a lot of pain. But the one I got yesterday from Dr Max Motley was the BEST one that I have received. It was a great experience. I couldn't believe that there was no pain I was just totally impressed. Thank You

    - James G.

    I would definitely recommend Dr. Motley to anyone! I have been a patient for a while now and have always had great experiences. His entire staff is friendly and very personable. From the time you walk in the door you feel welcomed and know that you will be well taken care of. Dr. Motley is very gentle and makes sure you are comfortable during your appointment. I have had bad dental experiences at other offices in the past, but now that I have found Dr. Motley I don't plan on going to a different office ever again!

    - Lauren G.

    I have gone to Dr. Motley for several years now, and my family and I have never been disappointed. Dr. Motley is a very genuine and competent professional who strives to give each one of his clients great dental care with a caring and considerate attitude. Along side him, Dr. Motley has hired an excellent group of staff and technicians who make all their clients feel right at home during their office visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Max Motley for any of your family or cosmetic dentistry needs.

    - Forrest D.

    This was my first time in the office, Lord knows I needed to come to the dentist. The whole staff was highly accommodating, keen to show that they are hard working and never enjoy rescheduling patients appointments. I was not embarrassed by my teeth around this group of people as I could tell they only wanted to help. GREAT PLACE! And.. I am actually excited about going to the dentist! :)

    - Hope S.

    I started going to Dr. Motley about 6 months back. He was the only Dentist in the area to get me in for an emergency. Even though there was a misunderstanding the day of the appt, he and his staff fixed it quickly and got me taken care of the same day, even though they ended up having to stay after close. He is a very compassionate person who cares for his clients. Casey is just amazing and goes above and beyond to help you and make sure everything is taken care of for you. His whole staff is just very caring and they make sure you are comfortable and understand what they are doing the whole appt. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my dental care! Thank you Dr. Motley and staff!

    - Jessica S

    I love Max Motley and his incredible professional staff! We have been going to Dr. Motley for over 15 years. It’s nice going to an environment that makes you feel at home. I don’t feel like a number waiting to be called on. They all pay close attention to detail. The staff calls to us by name. Communication with fellow employees is evident. I will continue to take my kids and myself along with my husband as long as his practice is open.

    -Jessica B

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